In this article, we will demonstrate how to set up Advance shipping or vendor-managed shipping.
Advance Shipping includes setting up of three things:
1. Shipping Bands
2. Shipping Rules
3. Shipping Offers
1. Shipping Bands:
Once the Vendor managed shipping settings are completed, the operator needs to add a Shipping Band so that a base rate can be set up which can be levied at the point of checkout.
A Shipping band creates a base to set up further shipping rules and offers. If there are no rules and offers created, the shipping band gets applied at the time of checkout as a shipping charge.
Only the Operator can set up the shipping band and can allow vendors to edit the bands. Before setting up the band, make sure that advanced setting is completed.
Steps to set up shipping Band:
i. Log in as the Operator.
ii. Under the Settings tab Click on Fulfilments >> Click Shipping >> Click Add new Band.
Operators can name the band according to their shipping mode. It can be named anything, for example, Fast Delivery or Standard Delivery, etc. Add in the shipping description and decide whether the shipping will have a fixed cost or free shipping.
The operator can allow vendors to edit the band by checking the Box 'Allow vendor to update this shipping option'. This will give the ability to the vendor to add their own rates in the band.
iii. Click on Add to save the band.
2. Shipping Rules:
Once the shipping band is created, the operator/vendor can use these bands to create shipping rules.
Shipping rules are an extension to the shipping band created by the operator as it is on the basis of Destination or Product.
The vendor or operator can mark the shipping as free or can assign a fixed shipping cost to it.
Steps to set up shipping Rules:
i. Login as an Operator/Vendor.
ii. Under the Settings tab, Click on Fulfilments >> Click Show >> Click Advance Shipping >> Click Manage Rules >> Click Add New Rule.
iii. In order to create a rule, the operator/vendor needs to select the shipping band from the dropdown as the band is what the end customer will see at the point of checkout.
Rules are created depending on the product or destination. For Example, if the operator/vendor wants to ship the products at $10 which are from Australia, they will have to create the rule on the basis of destination by Selecting rule condition from the dropdown.
Add Description for the rule and from the dropdown, select the cost of shipping which can be either Fixed or Free.
iv. If the operator/vendor does not want these shipping rules to be applied then they can click on the checkbox which says Not available for shipping. In this case, another available rule/offer or band will get levied which will fulfill the order condition.
v. Click on Add to save the rule.
If there is an order that is fulfilling both rules set up for destination and products, then the Product Specific rule will be applied as it will get priority over the Destination.
3. Shipping Offers:
Shipping offers allow operators and vendors to set up shipping using the product, destination, and offer condition. You can create multiple offers using a band. This is an extension of shipping rules which is limited to products or destination.
Steps to set up Shipping Offers:
i. Login as an operator/vendor.
ii. Under the Settings tab, Click on Fulfilments >> Click Show >> Click Advance Shipping >> Click Manage Offers >> Click Add new Offer.
iii. Operator/Vendor needs to select the shipping band before setting up the offer.
* Destination: Operators and vendors can create a rule for any specific destination or they can include all the destinations from the dropdown.
* Product: Operators and vendors can create a rule for any specific Product or they can include all the Products from the dropdown.
*Offer Condition: There are three types of offer conditions that can be used while creating any offer.
a. Product Price- If the order value is greater than or less than a certain amount, then operators/vendors can set up a shipping rate accordingly.
b. Product Quantity- If the order quantity is greater than or less than a certain number, then operators/vendors can set up a shipping rate accordingly.
c. Order Value by Vendor- If the order value by the vendor is greater than or less than a certain number, then operators/vendors can set up a shipping rate accordingly.
If there are 3 separate offers created on the basis of the above conditions and there is an order which fulfills all the three condition, then Priority will be as suggested below:
1. Order Value By Vendor
2. Product Quantity
3. Products Price
*Add the Description.
* Select the cost of shipping which can be either Fixed or Free.
iv. Charge Aggregate shipping Amount: Checking this box will charge shipping on the basis of product, not on their quantity. Refer to our support article for more clarity.
v. Click on Add to save the settings.
Key Points to remember:
1. Vendor will always have preference over the shipping. If the operator and vendor both have set up the shipping, then the charge set up by the vendor will get levied at the point of checkout.
2. If there is a band, rule, and offer set up in Marketcube and one order fulfills all the conditions stated in it, then preference given at the point of check out is as below:
First Preference- Shipping Offer
Second Preference- Shipping Rule
Third Preference- Shipping Band
3. If there are 3 separate offers created on the basis of the offer conditions and there is an order which fulfills all the three condition, then Priority will be as below:
First Preference - Order Value By Vendor
Second Preference- Product Quantity
Third Preference- Products Price
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